History was made today when British quartet Nicola Wilson, Piggy March, Kitty King and Ros Canter secured the team gold medal in Avenches, adding to the World and Olympic titles already held.
It was a clean sweep on the individual podium, too, with Nicola and Piggy taking gold and silver, and compatriot Sarah Bullimore taking the bronze. It was the seventh time Britain has taken all four medals on offer in 35 editions of the FEI European Eventing Championships.
All six riders on the team received funding support through our "Let's Make a Difference" donation to British Equestrian, which of course was only possible thanks to our members continued support.
Final British individual placings
Gold - Nicola Wilson and JL Dublin, 20.7
Silver - Piggy March and Brookfield Inocent, 23.3
Bronze - Sarah Bullimore and Corouet, 23.6
9th - Kitty King and Vendredi Biats, 28.9
10th - Izzy Taylor and Monkeying Around, 31.9
46th - Ros Canter and Allstar, 77.0
Final full results
BBC 2 is showing a highlights programme on Monday 27 September 15:30–17:15.
The eventing combinations who will be joining Team GB at Tokyo 2020 have been announced and all four of the chosen riders benefited from our Let's Make a Difference funding donation.
Laura Collett with London 52
Owners: Karen Bartlett, Keith Scott and Laura Collett
Groom: Matilda Sayburn-Hughes
Tom McEwen with Toledo de Kerser
Owners: Fred and Penny Barker, Jane Inns and Ali McEwen
Groom: Francesca Gorni
Oliver Townend with Ballaghmor Class
Owners: Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan
Groom: Jess McKie
Piggy March with Brookfield Inocent (travelling reserve)
Owners: John and Chloe Perry and Alison Swinburn
Groom: Amy Phillips
For the HTSG it is particularly exciting to see Laura Collett selected as she was one of our scholars in 2018 and has continued to represent the HTSG over the last few years as an ambassador. Also her horse London 52 is partly owned by our vary own Hon Treasurer Karen Bartlett.
Full story here: https://bit.ly/3AeQmQl
In March 2020 the HTSG announced the "Let's Make a Difference" donation to British Equestrian to support 15 British riders who were in the running for selection onto the British Olympic Team heading to Tokyo 2020. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing some short thank you videos from some of the lucky riders who benefited from this funding.
Below are some more of our riders saying thank you, they include Tina Cook, William Fox-Pitt, Alex Bragg, Ros Canter, Laura Collett, Tom McEwan, Kitty King and Sarah Bullimore.
The Horse Trials Support Group (HTSG) Committee is pleased to announce that we have, for the second year running, made a donation of £20,000 to the “Let’s Make a Difference” fund as agreed with British Equestrian’s Performance Director and Performance Manager for Eventing, Richard Waygood, MBE.
The donation to “Let’s Make a Difference”, raised through the HTSG, has been made to support the training of British riders who are in the running for selection onto the British Teams heading to the Olympics in Tokyo in July, and to the European Championships in Avanches in September.
The HTSG has a well-established partnership with British teams, having been established in 1978 with the specific aims of the aiding and funding training and development of talented riders for Britain's three-day event teams. This latest donation affirms this relationship and we look forward to seeing British riders develop further thanks to the additional training they will receive thanks the generosity of our members.
We are particularly grateful to the HTSG Members who have continued with their memberships through 2020 and 2021, despite the uncertainty brought about by the global pandemic.
In addition to this donation, we are delighted to have been able to offer some financial support to both Bicton and Aston le Walls International Horse Trials who have stepped in to run much needed 4* competitions this spring following the sad cancellations of both Chatsworth and Bramham.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Horse Trials Support Group (HTSG) for their kind donation towards the CCI4* fixture we are hosting as a Bramham replacement for 2021.
Let’s Make A Difference is doing just that and we are thrilled that this collaboration will provide an opportunity to make a difference to the Sport of Eventing during these challenging times.”
Helen West, Event Organiser, Bicton International Horse Trials.
We hope that you are all staying safe during this unprecedented and difficult time, and we send our best wishes to those of you who have been affected by the coronavirus.
We are all longing to get back out eventing, but at the moment we do not know what the rest of the season holds for us.
Following the sad cancellation of Badminton a few members have been in contact regarding potential refunds of 2020 subscriptions. The HTSG Committee will be considering the various options once a decision has been made regarding the running of Burghley Horse Trials, so we appreciate your patience in this matter. Please note that we have already accounted for VAT on the membership and paid over the donation element to World Class as previously advised.
We will be in touch with you all again in due course, and in the meantime please do take good care of yourselves and your loved ones.
If you can, take a look at the Virtual Eventing competition which is being run to raise funds for NHS Charities Together.
As ever we value the members support greatly, especially at this difficult time.
The HTSG Committee are pleased to announce that we have agreed an exciting new funding donation with Team GBR’s Performance Director and Performance Manager for Eventing, Richard Waygood, MBE.
Titled “Let’s Make a Difference”, a donation of £20,000 raised through the HTSG has been made to support the training of British riders who are in the running for selection onto the British Olympic Team heading to Tokyo 2020.
The two-stage programme will start with each rider receiving a training bursary to be spent on training with elite coaches between now and Long List Selection in May. Coaching plans will be discussed with Chris Bartle, the Eventing High Performance Coach and Richard Waygood. The second stage will kick in after Long List Selection and will target the funds to key individuals on the Long List on a bespoke basis.
The HTSG has a well-established partnership with British Teams, having been established in 1978 with the specific aims of the aiding and funding training and development of talented riders for Britain's three-day event teams. This latest donation affirms this relationship and we look forward to seeing British riders develop further thanks to the additional training they will receive thanks the generosity of our members.
Ginny Elliott, HTSG Chair said:
“We all feel it is a brilliant concept and I am sure our members will wholeheartedly agree. We all wish the riders a great season and preparation for Tokyo”.
Richard Waygood said:
“I would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of the riders and owners to all HTSG group members for supporting Team GBR in this very generous way. The training bursaries will be used to support riders campaigning for Tokyo to sharpen that competitive edge which will set them apart.”
Find out more about Team GBR Equestrian at: www.equestrianteamgbr.co.uk
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